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“Fantastic fresh food”

Fresh Sourdough Express
Ranked #2 of 7 Dessert in Homer
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $18
Cuisines: Seafood, Healthy, Cafe
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Takeout
Description: At the Fresh Sourdough Express, we offer food that is both good for you and the planet. ~ Since 1982 we have Served Healthy Hearty Alaskan Cuisine focused on using Local and Organic ingredients. We feature the best Alaskan seafood, pork, and beef plus plenty of Homer-grown vegetables. Offer delicious vegetarian & vegan options using as much seasonal Home-grown produce as possible. There is no skimping on the value you receive when you are served a delicious, robust meal, teeming with regional flavor and quality, from one of our smiling servers. We serve breakfast all day, hearty lunches, seasonal daily specials, to-go meals, and box lunches. Daily baked goodies including gluten-free options and a variety of baked goods made with organic ingredients. Drinks include a raw juice bar, smoothies, espresso drinks, milkshakes, Kombucha and natural sodas All in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Please check out our menu. We offer catering services planned with attention to detail for any event. Our Intentions, desires, and beliefs: Customer service makes all the difference in your experience while you dine. It is our intention to serve you in a manner that is welcoming and enjoyable. Buying local helps to build the local economy and assures freshness in all that we prepare. The food we consume directly affects our health and the health of the plant. We strive to be a zero-waste facility by composting all of our food scraps, recycling everything possible, and implement energy efficient appliances and practices into our establishment. Check out our website and find out how we started the Cafe with just $43 and the passion "to make the world a better place one bite at a time." We sincerely look forward to serving you and value your feedback. Open from May until October Summer Hours Open DAILY 8 am - 5 pm daily Off-season Hours 8-3 Closed on Thursday
norfolk
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Fantastic fresh food”
Reviewed August 11, 2009

This is the place to go to eat in Homer. Incredible, great fresh food, most of it organic. We had breakfast and dinner there. I had the best pancakes I ever had. Yes, service can be slow, but relax, have a good conversation, and anticipate a great meal. As we ate our brownie sundaes and fruit cobblers for dessert, the wife co-owner turned around in the next booth where she was visiting with a local and remarked that it was awful quiet over there. We replied the food was so good we couldn't talk. Her husband came out from the kitchen when we entered when he noticed my 14 year old son's Led Zeppelin shirt. He shared his personal experiences and love of the band with my mesmerized son. It's a really great place!!!

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israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“limited menu for breakfast”
Reviewed August 6, 2009

these guys have good bread but limited choice even for breakfast

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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“Good wholesome dinning, even if it is organic.”
Reviewed July 31, 2009

A neat little place that I'm sure to revisit when I return to Homer. Very clean. Bright atmosphere with beautiful stained glass windows and paintings. The food was excellent. They have a focus on local organic cuisine, but they're not afraid to serve reindeer sausage and bacon. The wait staff was prompt and attentive, although perhaps a little too serious. The prices are agreeable. They also serve as a bakery, which is a little limiting but really incredible presentation and quality. The Fresh Sourdough Express is a must visit if you're in Homer. All the locals think so as well.

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“A terrific restaurant in AK”
Reviewed December 3, 2008

Alaska is full of mediocre restaurants serving very expensive food, which is understandable, given that it is Alaska after all and most everything is flown in, frozen, then fried. This restaurant is an exception. On our August AK trip, we decided to "splurge" here after reading a good review in frommers and because we were saving a ton of money by paying a mere 8 bucks to pitch our tent on the homer spit, which is great by the way.

At this restaurant, the food is organic, original, healthy and fresh. We loved everything. The halibut I had probably came off the boat a block or two away that day. Moreover, the service is truly great. You are treated like family by the owners despite your tourist status and grubby clothes, and when I complimented my food to my server, who was one of the original owners, she not only gushed, she brought out the cook so she could hear it for herself. Great place, great food, great service. We'd return in a heartbeat.

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“For friendly, fresh, organic, and vegetarian fare, check out Sourdough (also the name given to newcomers to AK). It's...”
Reviewed September 17, 2008

For friendly, fresh, organic, and vegetarian fare, check out Sourdough (also the name given to newcomers to AK). It's casual and easy-going. Basically good eats, nothing fancy, but wholesome goodness.

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